Small Business Center at BCC to host seminars

By: Staff report

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering several great no-cost seminars to help grow or start your business in November.

Author and speaker Annette Dunlap returns to speak to entrepreneurs to answer the question “Will Your Business Idea Keep You in Business?” on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Building 2, Room 207, on the BCC Dublin campus.

To prepare businesses for the holiday season, there are two seminars on Thursday, Nov. 19, in Building 2, Room 207. Attendees should consider bringing a brown bag lunch for “Lead Generation Tips for Local Businesses” from noon until 1 p.m. Then, return after dinner for “Guerilla Marketing – Selling during the Holidays” from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

For churches and non-profits, there are two back-to-back seminars on Saturday, Nov. 14, in Building 2, Room 202. “Non-Profit Volunteer Management” is from 8 to 10:30 a.m., and “How To Develop Bylaws for Your Nonprofit” begins at 10:45 a.m. and concludes at 1:15 p.m. Both seminars will be presented by Johnny Wilson, executive director of Fayetteville Urban Ministries.

The monthly series of Non-Profit seminars continues at the East Arcadia Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Nov. 10, the SBC presents “Developing a Board that’s Onboard,” and on Dec. 8, the workshop is “The Business Side of a Non-Profit Organization.”

Finally, the “Entrepreneurs’ Academy” monthly series continues at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown. On Nov. 10 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., the series spotlights “Marketing Your Business,” an excellent seminar for start-ups and existing small businesses.

All seminars are open to the public and provided at no charge due to special funding arrangements for the Small Business Center and Bladen Community College.

To register for any of the seminars or for more information, contact Todd Lyden, Small Business Center director, at 910-879-5572 or register online at

Staff report